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July 21, 2022

Via voice vote (with some objections), Senate Judiciary Committee advances entire slate of US Sentencing Commission nominees

The US Senate Committee on the Judiciary today held a meeting (which can be watched here) to consider the nominees by President Biden to the US Sentencing Commission (and other nominees). The entire slate of nominees were voted forward to consideration by the full Senate by a single voice vote, though a group of GOP Senators noted objections to all four of the Democratic nominees to the Commission and a couple of Democratic Senators noted objections to a couple of the GOP nominees.

After the vote, I received an email from FAMM with this reaction to this encouraging news:

FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today voted to advance President Biden’s seven nominations to serve on the U.S. Sentencing Commission: “It’s been three years since the U.S. Sentencing Commission has met due to a lack of a quorum,” said Ring. “Thanks to today’s vote, we are one step closer to the Commission being able to work on pressing issues such as implementing the First Step Act. FAMM calls on the full Senate to confirm this slate of nominees as soon as possible.”

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